Summary: Loved it, only problem is, since I have the red headphone light stuck on, it only played through the actual stereo instead of over riding it to play through both the stereo and the interal stereo
Liked it. Especially when it was coupled with Boom
Ana Delgado, Amazon
29 September 2013
Summary: At first the sound was quiet and I thought I was ripped off. I fiddled with it and changed a setting and it was louder but still not loud enough to justify the price. My husband put in "boom" on my mac book air and it was loud!!! I was happy with it until my husband brought home a SoundLink Mini by Bose and there was no comparison. It worked with blue tooth so there were no wires to connect. The sound was incredible and it had volume adjustment.
Summary: This product worked right out of the box in about two minutes or less. Sounds unbelievable. The only problem is the speakers on my MacBook Pro Retina sound like crap without this. It's a must buy. Don't think just do it. You will be very happy...
Summary: Pros: Sleek lines and simple to install. Does noticeably compliment the 15" Macbook Pro's built in speakers. Cons: It is an expensive, USB powered, 3" woofer. No support for Windows, which means that you'll get half the use out of it if you use BootCamp regularly. Opinion: If you have an opportunity to hear it before you buy it, do that. You'll likely buy the $99 Bose speakers instead.
Fairly good for the price, but with two small flaws
4 May 2013
Summary: I've owned the BassJump 2 for a little over a month and generally have been very satisfied by the boost it gives to the MacBook's built in speakers. It provides enough bass for full external sound from your MacBook without having to buy anything else. The free companion software downloadable from Twelve South's website also allows the user to tweak the bass image by providing both volume and crossover frequency controls.
Summary: It isn't loud enough. What sound it does make is full of static and distortion. It might make an 11" MacBook Air sound slightly better, but it certainly does nothing for Retina MacBook Pros and iMacs. Don't buy this.
Summary: We are living abroad for a year, so we wanted a speaker system that was really small, but that would be a big step up from just laptop audio. This is perfect; it's definitely not big enough for a party, or some situation where background noise is really loud, but great for watching movies, listening to the radio while cooking, etc. It's also a big plus that it's USB powered.
Summary: This subwoofer is sold as an enhancement for MacBook speakers and iMacs. I bought it for my iMac and found that the sound improvement was subtle, and it's not a natural bass sound. I returned it. No doubt, it is better for notebook computers and their tinny speakers.